Guided tour

Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

From US$ 45.14 per person

Attend a Papal Audience at the Vatican for a truly unique experience, and see the Pope up-close in person. Enjoy an informative and exciting day as your expert guide takes care of all the arrangements on this not-to-be-missed occasion.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Pope in person as he addresses his audience at the Vatican
  • Be enthralled by the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope goes through the crowd
  • Relax as your expert guide organises the whole event for your ease
  • Learn about the significance and history of the event from your guide
Full description
Enjoy a truly special occasion during your trip to Rome with this opportunity to be in the Papal audience at the Vatican. Experience the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope and his Cardinals greet and bless the crowd, and partake in this jubilatory event at the heart of the Catholic world. With an expert guide, enjoy the event from the best viewing point and learn about the significance of what you are about to see. Your guide will organise your tickets and secure a strategic vantage point in the audience to get you as close as possible to the Pope. Relax in the hands of their expertise as they navigate the crowds of thousands of people from around the world to ensure an enjoyable experience for you. Learn about Pope Francis and stories from papal history as you await the beginning of the ceremony, to appreciate the event in its full context. Then, the main event, as the Pope arrives and greets the crowd. Watch and listen as the Holy Father addresses the audience with a themed speech, conducts homilies, songs, and sometimes even blesses babies. Enjoy the atmosphere as the rejoicing crowd celebrates the Pope’s presence with songs and cheers. See the Pope up-close as he passes through the audience, and feel the warmth of the reception around you at this special occasion.
Includes
  • Tour guide for 2-hours
  • Headsets
  • Escorted access to vantage point
  • Ticket reservation and collection
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • During the Winter, the Papal Audience moves inside. In this period, the Vatican’s dress code of covering shoulders and knees must be followed. You may be refused entry if you do not comply
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5

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The interest in taking a guide for the Pope's audience is limited. We waste a lot of time to access the courtroom, we queue up like everyone else without being sure to have a seat.

October 1, 2021

September 30, 2021

The money could have been saved. Admission is usually free, and if I could have queued early without a tour, I would probably have been given a better seat. So we had a guide with whom we arrived very late, who was stuck with every control himself because he apparently had things in his pocket that had to be checked. sorry, but you should be able to assume that the guide is in the know. Otherwise he was left with peace and quiet while lines of people passed us. And in the audience hall everyone was on their own anyway. No way, good seats. I found it rather disappointing and not worth the money.

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September 30, 2021

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